Lillard roasts Beverly after Clippers' playoff exit

It seemed like Damian Lillard had the time of his life watching Patrick Beverly and the Los Angeles Clippers get the boot in the playoffs.

The Portland Trail Blazers ace roasted Beverly by inviting him to a vacation in Cancun right after the Clippers suffered an 89-104 upset loss to the Denver Nuggets in Game 7 of their NBA Western Conference semifinals series.

Last month, Beverly and Paul George took a shot at Lillard on social media after he missed two crucial free throws in the Blazers' loss to the Clippers earlier in the season restart.

Beverly commented "Cancun on three" while George wrote "you getting sent home this year" next to a crying laughing emoji. (READ: Lillard fires back at Beverly, George: 'I sent you home')

Now that Beverly and George are also out of the playoffs, Lillard saw the perfect opening for a good, old ribbing.

"I guess I should extend this Cancun invite since I have not made my arrangements yet," Lillard wrote on Twitter, tagging Beverly.

Lillard also took a jab at George when a fan tagged him on a video of the Clippers star hitting nothing but the side of the board during a three-point attempt late in Game 7.

Blazers guard CJ McCollum joined in on the fun, saying drinks are on him for the trip to Cancun after he started his own wine brand.

McCollum, though, admitted he predicted the Clippers advancing to the next round after they seized a 3-1 lead against the Nuggets.

But the Nuggets achieved the improbable, becoming the only team in NBA history to come back from a 1-3 deficit twice in the same postseason. (READ: ‘Nobody wants us here,’ says Jokic as Nuggets spoil all-LA West finals)

"I am shocked. I thought there was no way they would lose this series," McCollum wrote. "I thought they would win before it. Then they got up 3-1 and I thought it was over."

The Nuggets will face the the Los Angeles Lakers in a best-of-seven Western Conference finals duel. –

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.